WKU Public Radio News Staff
Tue December 7, 2004
Delay In Deciding State Senate Race
Frankfort, KY – The outcome of the contested state senate race in Jefferson County will have to wait for another day. Neither Republican Dana Seum Stephenson nor Democrat Virginia Woodward attended Tuesday's orientation session for new general assembly members.
Both reportedly were told to stay away.
Legislative research commission director Bobby Sherman said neither candidate was invited to the orientation. It covers topics for new legislators from filling out pay and insurance forms to how to get a bill drafted.
Once the elction is decided, Sherman said a special orientation package will be put together for the winner.
Stephenson received more votes, but after Woodward filed a lawsuit the day before the election, a judge determined that Stephenson did not meet the residency requirements for a state senate seat because she lived in Indiana for part of the last six years.